New York Fashion Week

Hi friends! I had so much fun in New York for Fashion Week and I'm so excited to share all of my adventures (and outfits) with you guys! I'm very very thankful that I had the opportunity to go to Fashion Week- It's been a dream of mine for so long.  I had a few moments while I was there that I just kind of stopped and looked around like "is this real?!".  I can't wait to go back! 

Okay so Day 1 started with an event at Sam Edelman to launch their new lifestyle collection. I got to meet Sam Edelman and the rest of their amazing team which was so cool. The brand is expanding to offer lounge wear, lingerie, and clothes in addition to the shoes and handbags that they currently offer. Let me tell ya- their new stuff is sooo good. After the event, we went out for pizza (yesss!!) and crashed at the hotel.

Day 2 started with an early morning photoshoot at the Flat Iron building (such a NYC icon). I was wearing this adorable pajama style set from ASOS. It was super comfortable, but also such a statement! I've mentioned a few times that white boots/shoes are going to be H U G E  this fall and I loved rockin this pair from ASOS on the streets of NYC.  After we shooting, we headed to the Bollare showroom to pick up some goodies. The theme was Disco Dreams and they had cute disco balls and fun decor everywhere. They greeted us with ice cream so naturally, I was in love.  Next stop was the Galtiscopio show which was so fun! They started the show with a performance followed by their amazing collection of metallic dresses- I loved all the shimmer! (see a few of my favorite pieces from their collection below!)  Stay tuned for my next recap- I'll be sharing more from my trip and all my outfits!

Photos by the talented Cassidy England

Pics from the Sam Edelman event:

Outfit #1

Outfit #2

Airport style, travel essentials, and our Portland trip

Happy Fridayyy!!!! Today, I'm sharing some pics from our trip to Portland and a few of my travel essentials! 

My sister-in-law (Cort's twin), Arlee, moved out to Portland a few months ago and we have been wanting to visit for a while! I hit the jackpot in the sister-in-law category. I feel like you always hear horror stories, but mine are awesome. And I was actually friends with Arlee wayyy before I was friends with/dating Cort.  We decided to go out to visit over Labor Day weekend and we picked the perfect time go to. We were #blessed with amazing weather and we were able to pack so much into our time there.  

I loved all the old houses. We walked around a lot just taking it all in and admiring all of the charming, quaint neighborhoods.  We ate at some really good restaurants and went out to ice cream every night  :))) On Labor Day, we went kayaking and it was soooo gorgeous. When Cort and I kayaked in Chicago, we had a double kayak so I didn't really do any work. This time, Alree and I had our own kayaks (so I actually had to do something if I wanted to move) and it was a workout, let me tell ya! I was so sore the next day! 

Before my trip, I made sure that I had everything I needed. I wanted some good headphones for the plane ride but I didn't want to spend a ton of money. These Edifier headphones cancel out a lot of noise which was so helpful on the plane, and they're cute :) I also really wanted a backpack to bring through the airport because I have learned the hard way that a big purse is not always fun to lug around. I end up with a sore shoulder and a tense neck.  I got a super cute leather backpack from Shop Suey right before my trip and it was a total lifesaver! They have so many cute backpacks and purses.  

You probably saw in the pictures above, but my new suitcase from Away is life changing.  It has a built in charger. Does it get any better than that?! I hate when you have to awkwardly sit by someone else at your gate because you're trying to squeeze next to the charger.  It also has a lock and it's super lightweight. Revolutionary!

I also made sure to rock my sneakers and distressed denim at the airport for a comfortable, but cute, look.   I've linked everything below!!

I hope everyone has an amazing weekend!

xo,

Kathleen 

Travel Essentials: